What does Threat mean?

Definitions for Threat
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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Threat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threatnoun

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

  2. threatnoun

    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

    "they were under threat of arrest"

  3. threatnoun

    declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

    "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

  4. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

Wiktionary

  1. threatnoun

    an expression of intent to injure or punish another.

  2. threatnoun

    an indication of imminent danger.

  3. threatnoun

    a person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

  4. threatverb

    To threaten.

  5. Etymology: þreat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Threatnoun

    Menace; denunciation of ill.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats. William Shakespeare.

    The emperor perceiving that his threats were little regarded, regarded little to threaten any more. John Hayward.

    Do not believe
    Those rigid threats of death: ye shall not die. John Milton.

  2. To Threat, To Threatenverb

    threat is seldom used but in poetry.

    Etymology: þreatian , Saxon:

    Death to be wish’d
    Though threaten’d, which no worse than this can bring. John Milton.

    What threat you me with telling of the king?
    Tell him and spare not. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    That it spread no further, straitly threaten them that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. Acts iv. 18.

    The void profound
    Wide gaping, and with utter loss of being
    Threatens him. John Milton.

    Æneas their assault undaunted did abide,
    And thus to Lausus, loud with friendly threat’ning cry’d. John Dryden, Virgil.

    This day black omens threat the brightest fair,
    That e’er deserv’d a watchful spirit’s care. Alexander Pope.

    Void of fear,
    He threaten’d with his long protended spear. Dryden.

    The noise increases as the billows roar,
    When rowling from afar they threat the shore. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Threat

    A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties. A threat is considered an act of coercion. Some of the more common types of threats forbidden by law are those made with an intent to obtain a monetary advantage or to compel a person to act against his or her will. In most US states, it is an offense to threaten to (1) use a deadly weapon on another person; (2) injure another's person or property; or (3) injure another's reputation.

ChatGPT

  1. threat

    A threat is a perceived or real danger or harm; it refers to something or someone that has the potential to cause harm, damage, or negative consequences. In a broader context, it can also indicate any indication or warning of probable trouble or adverse situation. It can refer to various areas, such as physical safety, emotional well-being, cyber security, national security, or environmental stability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatnoun

    the expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation

  2. Threatnoun

    to threaten

Wikidata

  1. Threat

    A threat is an act of coercion wherein an act is proposed to elicit a negative response. It is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. It can be a crime in many jurisdictions. Threat is widely seen in animals, particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of both conflicting parties.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Threat

    thret, n. declaration of an intention to inflict punishment or other evil upon another: menace.—v.t. Threat′en, to declare the intention of inflicting punishment or other evil upon another: to terrify by menaces: to present the appearance of coming evil or of something unpleasant.—n. Threat′ener.—adj. Threat′ening, indicating a threat or menace: indicating something approaching or impending.—adv. Threat′eningly.—adj. Threat′ful (Spens.), full of threats, having a menacing appearance. [A.S. þreátþreótan, to afflict; cog. with Ger. verdriessen, Goth. thriutan, to vex.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. THREAT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Threat is ranked #31656 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Threat surname appeared 730 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Threat.

    80.6% or 589 total occurrences were Black.
    12.1% or 89 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 32 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1809

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3249

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threat' in Nouns Frequency: #664

Anagrams for Threat »

  1. Hatter

  2. hatter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Threat in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    This Executive Order authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to impose sanctions on individuals or entities that engage in malicious cyber-enabled activities that create a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States.

  2. Abdurrahman Mustafa:

    Yamadi is under threat now. It is within range of Russian strikes and clashes....

  3. Paul Bew:

    The IRA's campaign of violence was not solely responsible for achieving its aims. Political developments, international pressure, and changing attitudes within Northern Ireland all played crucial roles. However, the threat of violence and the IRA's ability to disrupt daily life certainly influenced the peace process.

  4. Andrew Feldman:

    Democrats right now aren't necessarily voting on policies, the reality is they're prioritizing electability because of the unique threat of Trump, and they're saying that Joe Biden is across the board more electable.

  5. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

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